Registration of the Birth of Your Child – Authentication and Legalization of Canadian Documents

Published on Friday, April 12, 2013

Whether you have immigrated to Canada or are visiting from a foreign country, you may need to register the birth of your child at a relevant diplomatic mission in Canada.

Each diplomatic mission has specific regulations and requirements to register a child born in Canada. We recommend you take these steps:

Step 1 Get specific information about your documents requirements:

  • What are the documents required for registration of your child?
  • Do these documents need to be originals?
  • Do these documents need to be authenticated and legalized?

If you are unsure where to research this information, feel free to give us a call.

Step 2 If necessary, have your documents authenticated and legalized. For more on the Canadian authentication and legalization process, click here.
Step 3 Submit your documents, along with your application to register the birth of your child, to the relevant diplomatic mission.

At International Documents Canada we specialize in helping our clients with the authentication and legalization of Canadian documents. We would welcome a chance to answer any questions you have and discuss your particular needs. Contact us to make sure it is done right! Call us toll free at 1-888-433-1011 or visit us at